Gyoda City, Kodai Hasu no Sato, “ancient lotus pond”, is best known for its paddy art which you can view from an observational tower. During December, they open the tower on certain dates to view illumination in the area below.
December 1st, 7th, 8th and from the 14th through to the 25th
Please see the website for up-to-date hours and costs.
Address: 2375 Kobari, Gyoda-shi
Access: Approximately 25 minutes from the Hanyu exit of the Tohoku expressway. A city circulating bus service is available from Gyoda shi Station (14 minutes to Kodai-hasu no Sato)
URL: Japanese only http://www.ikiiki-zaidan.or.jp/kodaihasu/